Sunday, June 5 Closing Night

10th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Sunday, June 5, 12:00 pm

Presented by Athens International Culinary Film Festival

MUSTAFA’S SWEET DREAMS (Ta Glyka Oneira Tou Moustafa)
Greece/UK, 2012, 83 min


Director: Angelos Abazoglou
Writer: Angelos Abazoglou
Producer: Olga Abazoglou
Cast: Mustafa Karkoyun, Basri Altin,YagmurDeniz Kisa

In the small Turkish town of Gaziantep, 16-year-old Mustafa wants to become a master in the art of making baklava. Amidst the strict training regime, Mustafa dreams of a life beyond the confines of the expectations of his friends and family in a documentary that is both moving and innovative.

*2012 Berlinale Film Festival
*2012 Thessaloniki Documentary International Film Festival
*2012 SX Global – SXSW, Austin
*2012 Stockholm International Film Festival
*2012 Beijing International Film Festival
*2012 Sarajevo International Film Festival
*2012 Tiburon International Film Festival – Best Documentary

Greece, 2014, 3 min, North American Premiere


Director/Writer/Producer: Olga Tzimou

Inspired by Franz Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist”, the film explores the agony of existence, the space we live, the dissatisfaction of the individual and the vain search for perfection which leads to the rejection of the self.

* 2014 Athens International Culinary Film Festival
* 2016 Hellas Film Box Festival Berlin

Greece, 2014, 6 min, North American Premiere


Director: Elpida Kontogianni
Writer: Elpida Kontogianni
Producer: Elpida Kontogianni

The Corinthian land, blessed by nature, has given to us its seeds full of life and bliss. Through this short film are shown the steps of cultivation, love and care that Kontogiannis Family applies for its products. Family and tradition are the values that stand in front of natural habitat. The details of nature along with the details of human being, are the secret of all the creative process that is needed to fulfill the values of creating in nature.

* 2014 Gastronomy Days


Sunday, June 5, 2:00 pm

HAIL ARCADIA (Arcadia Haire)
Greece, 2015, 89 min, North American Premiere


Director/Writer: Filippos Koutsafis
Producer: Filippos Koutsaftis

Tegea, Arcadia. A small plain surrounded by mountains on the road leading to Sparta. Far from the sea, which always lies ahead of us. A poetic journey through the past and present of the myth-filled, bucolic province of this holy place.

* 2015 Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival-Fipresci Award for Best Greek Film
* 2015 Halkida Greek Documentary Film Festival
* 2015 Athens International Film festival – Best Film Award Athens
* 2016 Hellas Filmbox Berlin

United Kingdom, 2015, 12 min, North American Premiere


Director: Miranda Howard-Williams
Writer: Drew Mclean
Producer: Anu Figgis Anderson, Mando Stathi, Myrto Stathi
Cast: Jason Flemyng, Jo Joyner, Beatrice Playfoot-Orme, Leo Donnelly

A heartfelt tale about the innocence of childhood, the fear of the unknown and the power of one little girl’s imagination.

* 2016 London Independent Film Festival
* 2016 Oxford International Film Festival


Sunday, June 5, 6:00 pm

Presented by Hostess Brands & The Metropoulos Family

WORLDS APART (Enas Allos Kosmos)
Greece, 2015, 114 min, North American Premiere


Director: Christopher Papakaliatis
Writer: Christopher Papakaliatis
Producer: Kostas Sousoulas, Christopher Papakaliatis, Chris Papavasiliou, Dorothea Paschalidou
Cast: J.K. Simmons, Christopher Papakaliatis, Andrea Osvart, Maria Kavogianni, Tawfeek Barhom, Niki Vakali, Minas Hatzisavvas

Set in modern day Greece, Worlds Apart is comprised of three separate narratives each following a love story between a foreigner and a Greek. Each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socioeconomic turmoil that dominates Southern Europe overall, only to connect as a single story in the end. Almost like a triptych work of art where each painting stands alone, yet its true impact lies when viewed as a whole.


Followed by Orpheus Awards,
hosted by Mena Suvari


2016 Honorees include:

Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox,
James N. Gianopulos


Award winning actor,
J.K. Simmons


Followed by courtyard reception and after party, including Greek wines, light buffet and music by three-time Grammy nominee and LAGFF resident, DJ Chris Douridas (KCRW)

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